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Day 2.360 – Literary Obligations

Once upon a time, I borrowed a graphic novel from a friend of mine. Over a year later, I gave it back. I now have the following 5 graphic novels in the series from the same friend. I am determined to get them back before March.

 

Literary Obligations

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Day 2.100 – World Story Day

I have a handy dandy page-a-day calendar from threadless.com that has all sorts of random holidays on it. In honor of World Story Day, I read Sushi my favorite excerpt from Dean Koontz’s Odd Thomas.

You can con God and get away with it, Granny said, if you do so with charm and wit. If you live your life with imagination and verve, God will play along just to see what outrageously entertaining thing you’ll do next. He’ll cut you some slack if you’re astonishingly stupid in an amusing fashion. Granny claimed that this explains why uncountable millions of breathtakingly stupid people get along just fine in life. Of course, in the process, you must never do harm to others in any serious way, or you’ll cease to amuse Him. The payment comes due for the promises you didn’t keep.  In spite of drinking lumberjacks under the table, regularly winning at poker with stone-hearted psychopaths who didn’t like to lose, driving fast cars with utter contempt for the laws of physics (but never while intoxicated), and eating a diet rich in pork fat, Granny Sugars died peacefully in her sleep at the age of seventy-two. They found her with a nearly empty snifter of brandy on the nightstand, a book by her favorite novelist turned to the last page, and a smile on her face.

Judging by all available evidence, Granny and God understood each other pretty well.”

 

World Story Day